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The myths and legends of the ancient Scandinavians survived better than those of any other Germanic people thanks to the literature written in Iceland in medieval times.
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The story of the settlement in Iceland is remarkable not least for being the only example in the world where written contemporary sources exist of settlement in an uninhabited country.
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The myths and legends of the ancient Scandinavians survived better than those of any other Germanic people thanks to the most extensive vernacular literature of any medieval society, which was written in Iceland. The literary treasure is unique in many ways but mainly because many forms of literature and studies that survived in Iceland have...Read More
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Spes mea a iuventute mea, ubi mihi eras et quo recesseras? an vero non tu feceras me, et discreveras me a quadrupedibus, et volatibus caeli sapientiorem me feceras? et ambulabam per tenebras et lubricum, et quaerebam te foris a me, et non inveniebam deum cordis mei; et veneram in profundum maris et diffidebam et desperabam de inventione veri. iam venerat ad me mater pietate fortis, terra marique me sequens, et in periculis omnibus de te secura. nam et per marina discrimina ipsos nautas consolabatur, a quibus rudes abyssi viatores, cum perturbantur, consolari solent, pollicens eis perventionem cum salute